Definition: This entry includes three subfields. Total area is the sum of all land and water areas delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines. Land area is the aggregate of all surfaces delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines, excluding inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Water area is the sum of the surfaces of all inland water bodies, such as lakes, reservoirs, or rivers, as delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Area map
See why one of the world's smallest countries is also one of the most beautiful
The Business Insider - 11/19/2015 12:44:15 PM
At less than 62 square miles, Liechtenstein is the world's sixth-smallest independent country by total land area. It's also one of only two-doubly landlocked countries in the world, meaning that it's landlocked, and surrounded by countries that are also ...
Study Suggests World Could Be 100% Powered By Renewables By 2050
Ubergizmo - 11/26/2015 2:20:21 AM
The good news is that if you wanted a future in which the world is fully powered by renewable energy ... what they did was analyze the energy roadmaps for 139 countries to calculate how much energy they would each need. They then compared that energy ...
World Bank: $16 bn needed to fight climate change in Africa
Money Control - 11/27/2015 3:09:16 AM
Described by its organizers as "crucial", COP21 will see the world's leaders, scientists, pressure groups and United Nations agencies attempt to thrash out, "a new international agreement on the climate, applicable to all countries, with the aim of keeping ...
"Daang Matuwid" has made our country less competitive globally
Philstar - 11/26/2015 4:17:52 PM
The best witness is the World Bank and the best evidence is the bank's latest global report on competitiveness. On the area of ease in doing business, the Philippines has been rated as 103rd out of 189 countries and economies. We had been downgraded by six ...
Russia says it ‘destroyed terrorists, mysterious groups’ in area when jet was downed
Japan Times - 11/27/2015 4:49:29 AM
MOSCOW – Russia on Thursday said its forces had wiped out Syrian rebel groups operating in the area where one of its jets was brought ... which have been bombing the war-torn country since Sept. 30. Konashenkov said that over the past three days its ...
Yemeni city battered by siege in pivotal battle of civil war
The Sun Chronicle - 11/26/2015 9:29:50 AM
Taiz is considered Yemen's cultural capital, with one of the country's main universities and a relatively ... in Taiz is beyond catastrophic," Alsamie said. In a mountainous area, Taiz is bottled up by Houthi forces, with land mines and snipers at the ...
World Bank Launches $16 Billion Africa Climate Business Plan To Tackle Climate Challenges
Eurasia Review - 11/25/2015 9:55:29 PM
The World Bank Group on Tuesday launched a new plan that calls for $16 billion in funding to help African people and countries adapt to climate change ... of climate variation and change. The first area for action aims to boost the resilience of the ...
World briefs: IS claims it bombed bus in Tunisia
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 11/26/2015 11:53:00 AM
The bombing, the third major terrorist attack in Tunisia this year, prompted President Beji Caid Essebsi to declare a state of emergency, only weeks after he lifted restrictions imposed after a gunman killed 38 tourists in the resort area of Sousse in June.
Protesters to target Chicago shopping area on Black Friday
Star-Herald - 11/26/2015 5:19:18 AM
Activist Mark Carter called on people to "rise up" and shut down the Magnificent Mile shopping area on Friday. Protesters also planned ... added that police officers across the country are doing their duty honorably "without resorting to unnecessary ...
Russia Strikes Insurgent-Held Area Near Syria-Turkey Border, Economic Retaliation Against Turkey Likely
Opposing Views - 11/26/2015 4:17:52 PM
Food is another tricky area for the two ... of Russian wheat in the world, aside from Egypt. Russia's food watchdog, Aleksey Alekseenko, told Reuters that he thinks a decision about the issue will soon be made by the country's political leadership.
Africa: World Bank Group Unveils U.S.$16 Billion Plan
AllAfrica - 11/26/2015 12:00:10 PM
The World Bank Group today unveiled a new plan that calls for US$16 billion in funding to help African people and countries adapt to climate change ... of climate variation and change. The first area for action aims to boost the resilience of the ...
How more Maine lobsters can be cracked by the Japanese market
Bangor Daily News - 11/26/2015 7:28:09 AM
“I think it’s going to open a lot of markets in an area of the world where there is ... Lane hopes to see growth in exports to that part of the world, Japan in particular. The U.S. and other countries have eyed Japan’s consumer market, which relies ...
How connected is your city? Urban transport trends around the world
The Guardian - 11/26/2015 12:07:19 PM
Total global urban land area has grown rapidly in the past century, doubling in OECD countries since the mid-1950s and increasing ... been constant or declining in almost all cities in the world, despite substantial efforts to support its growth.
Facebook dads around the world get more paternity leave
WTVR-TV - 11/27/2015 12:03:09 AM
The social networking giant will offer four months of paid paternity leave to its full-time male employees around the world starting in January ... in its international offices (if not more, if a country mandates it). Facebook has 34 international offices ...
The Latest: Paris Hotel Business Hit Hard by Attacks
New York Times - 11/25/2015 4:11:53 PM
10:20 a.m. France is deploying additional police and troops to guard about 140 world leaders expected in the Paris region for critical talks on fighting global warming. The country remains ... of Europe's passport free area as it comes under threat from ...